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Playing With: Virgin Power
Basic Trope: A virgin (almost Always Female) has special powers, simply because she's a virgin. Exactly What It Says on the Tin.
  • Straight:
  • Exaggerated:
    • If she even so much as thinks about sex, she will lose her powers.
    • If he ever masturbates to a 2D girl, he will lose his powers.
  • Downplayed:
    • So long as it isn't "sex" in a very particular sense, she's still a virgin no matter how many girls Virginia sleeps with.
    • Alternatively, she can have sex and keep her powers, but she can only sleep with one person for the rest of her life.
    • Virginia can have sex and keep her powers as long as she is faithful to her boyfriend or husband.
    • Virginia only loses her power if she has consensual sex.
  • Justified:
    • Virginia is a Miko, and because virgins are considered to be more pure and closer to the god(s) they serve, her ability to do what she does is contingent upon her virginity.
    • Virgina worships a virgin goddess,who only grants power to her disciples if they remain celibate.
  • Inverted: Slutterella gains more power the more sex she has.
  • Subverted:
    • Virginia is a virgin, but otherwise impure, or simply not nice.
    • Virginia doesn't actually have powers tied to her virginity, but her society does place a high value on a girl's virginity.
    • The virgin power is actually very impure form of magic - it is exploiting Blood Magic with their own as a supply of virgins blood!
  • Double Subverted:
    • But because she's an Apocalypse Maiden, she can still use special powers that are tied to her virginity.
    • Because of that, Virginia is expected to be (and remain) "pure"
    • However it is the most ethical way to practice Blood Magic.
  • Parodied:
    • Because of her powers, Virginia Can't Have Sex, Ever.
    • See Entry #2. Also, no one knows why bullies are, in fact, afraid of Seamus.
  • Zig Zagged: Some virgins have special powers, other virgins do not. Some lose their powers with their virginity, others don't, still others gain, or switch, powers.
  • Averted:
  • Enforced: The author thinks virgins are better, and gives them special powers to show that.
  • Lampshaded: "Great supernatural powers....this means I'll die a virgin".
  • Invoked: Virginia already was a Celibate Heroine (or asexual) before acquiring her power. The person/entity that granted her the ability knew it would be easier for a person devoid of romantic/sexual interest to maintain this power.
  • Exploited:
    • Virginia (or someone close to her, like her father) learns about the existence of the Virgin Power, so she's infused with it in order to protect her virginity.
    • Draco, an Empire's double agent and consummate manipulative bastard learns about the virgin-clause on Virginia's power, so he decides to charm her in order to fall in love with him and eventually take away her gift.
  • Defied: Virginia doesn't want her powers anymore, and screws Bob the first chance she gets.
  • Discussed: "What makes virgins so special, anyway?"
  • Conversed: "I dunno...maybe it's their rarity. Or their perceived purity. You know, like a diamond, or something".
  • Implied: Seamus' sex life was ambiguous, but his hobbies, as well as his powers, weren't.
  • Deconstructed:
    • Virgin Tension makes Virginia's love life awkward. She also can't help but feel like she's being used... She's also constantly fighting off villains who try to seduce her so she'll lose her powers.
    • Seamus gains powers from his virginity... But because he's a bitter loner, he gains dark powers. And his unicorn is not a pretty little pony, but an ebon steed with glowing red eyes and a jagged horn. He's become the living embodiment of Pure Is Not Good
    • With such a powerful incentive for chastity, birth rates are dangerously low.
  • Reconstructed:
    • Virginia decides that her powers are incredibly awesome, and that being a Celibate Heroine is a small price to pay for them. She accepts her role as Barrier Maiden. And she's a more well-rounded person because she's focused on things other than romance.
    • Seamus' dark powers are just Rule of Cool and he is admired by many people for not following people's standards.
  • Played For Laughs: Virginity Makes You Stupid, or if the powerful virgin character is male, A Man Is Not a Virgin
  • Played For Drama:
    • Seamus was pressured for not being a virgin, despite his powers.
    • Draco learns that Virginia's powers are dependent of her virginity, and rapes her when he fails to seduce her. Virginia not only loses her powers, but is also psychologically broken and gets PTSD as a result of the ordeal. She ends up resenting the powers she once had, as well a the goddess that gave them to her.

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